November 2016
UHN Research The Krembil is the official newsletter of the Krembil Research Institute (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute). It informs the Toronto Western Hospital community, external stakeholders and interested community members about the exciting news and innovative research happening at the Krembil Research Institute.

Stories in this month's issue:

Donald Weaver, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Director, Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network

A Catalyst for Discovery

The first ever Discovery Ball took place on October 15, 2016. It is a new fundraising initiative spearheaded by the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation that pairs people who are committed to advancing health care with dedicated researchers at the Krembil Research Institute. The ultimate goal of the event is to promote the Institute's success and to raise the capital required to support continued research advancements. [Read More]

Seizing the Day

The Anne & Max Tanenbaum Symposium on the Frontiers of Science took place on November 2, 2016, in the BMO Education & Conference Centre located within the Krembil Discovery Tower. The event was hosted by the Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Krembil Senior Scientist Dr. Peter Carlen. The theme of this year’s symposium was ‘listening and responding to the brain: neuroengineering and epilepsy’. [Read More]

Small Particles with Big Impact

Designer peptides boost the effects of stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury. [Learn More]
New Insights into Vision Loss

Protein is associated with alterations in blood flow in early diabetes-related eye damage. [Learn More]
Predicting Joint Pain in Women

Researchers find link between inflammation and arthritis pain in women, but not in men. [Learn More]
Good Intentions, Bad Reactions

How the central nervous system responds to injury may play a role in neurodegenerative disease. [Learn More]
Towards Promoting Brain Repair

New therapeutic strategy to reduce brain inflammation after stroke shows promise. [Learn More]
Finding the Fountain of Fatigue

Researchers find brain regions implicated in the development of fatigue in Parkinson disease. [Learn More]

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